Connected Car: Software für die Mobilität der Zukunft


Sehr spannender Artikel auf LinkedIn von Björn Goerke, dem CTO der Car Software Organization bei Volkswagen AG, über die Entwicklung eines eigenen Betriebssystems für die Mobilität der Zukunft. Lesenswert!

We will revolutionize our electric, electronic and software architecture by putting more and more software into the game and move functions from the hardware to the software layer. This makes us more independent from the physical layout of the car — and allows us to constantly update its function — just like a smartphone.From vertical to horizontal: The 5 key elements of our architectureWe work with a horizontally layered architecture. That may not be new in areas like cloud or enterprise software. But in the automotive industry, it’s revolutionary. Let me tell you what exactly we are aiming for.1. By decoupling software and hardware we are starting to move capabilities that are today within the hardware component into the software layer. Just one example: If you have a little camera in the ceiling that observes if the driver is aware and still awake, it is limited to this use because software and hardware are basically embedded. By decoupling them, the camera all of the sudden becomes much more flexible, e.g. for videoconferencing.2. The car’s operating system will provide the core abstraction, the core access to the infrastructure below, with network, actuators, sensors and operators. It provides an efficient environment, where customer functions can be realized on top comparable to apps.3. The automotive cloud will be a native cloud environment and micro services oriented architecture. It allows us to have a space where we can realize the new business functions and things like remote control via smartphone or charging scenarios.4. Via Over-the-air (OTA) updates, we will provide new functions and bring them in a scalable way into all the cars.5. With the help of data, we will improve the functionality of the car, e.g. the AI algorithms for automated driving, and the services for the drivers — and then feed them back into the car via OTA mechanism.

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